The FBI estimates there are between 25-50 serial killers operating in the U.S. at any given time. This means that serial killers are always present in society, you might be sitting next to one right now. The media sensationalizes these monsters, and the public has always had some strange fascination with them. Everyone has heard of Ted Bundy, or John Wayne Gacy, but here is a list of 10 serial killers you might not be familiar with.
1) LUIS GARAVITO
Child-murderer, torture-killer, and rapist known as “La Bestia” The Beast. He confessed to killing 140 children over a 5 year period in Columbia. Suspected of murdering over 400, mostly street children.
2) DANIEL CAMARGO
Child-murderer. Believed to have possibly raped and murdered over 150 victims, mostly young virgin girls. Confessed to 72. Considered to be intelligent and blames his attacks on his step-mother, who abused him as a child.
3) KAMPATIMAR SHANKARIYA
Sentenced to death for using a hammer to kill at least 70 people. He was hanged in 1979.
4) YANG XINHAI
Entered victim’s homes at night and murdered everyone with axes, meat cleavers, hammers and shovels. Known as “The Monster Killer” he was executed in 2004.
5) ANDREI CHIKATILO
Known as “The Red Ripper” he was convicted of killing 53 women and children between 1978-1990. He was executed in 1994, but not before an innocent man was convicted and executed for his first murder.